PEDESTRIAN.TV has partnered with Budweiser to help them give you, our beautiful readers (St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival. There’s a double-pass up for grabs in all five of the states Laneway’s traveling to. All you’ve got to do to enter (see below) is tell us in 25 words or less ‘what would you ask your favourite American artist at Laneway Festival if you had the chance?’ For the forward-thinkers amongst you, Budweiser are also giving attendees in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle the chance to win a double-pass to 2017‘s festival – just drop by their truck on the day and guess how many cans there are in the back. Keep up to date with Budweiser’s activation by liking them on Facebook HERE.
2016‘s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is going to be a fucking hoot – arguably the hoot to end all hoots.
If you’ve been: living in a wifi black-spot, recently abducted by aliens, chucking a Julia Roberts and doing an eat/pray/love in some Tibetan monastery, or have been doing a ~tech-free cleanse~ (*vomits on keyboard*) you might be not-so-blissfully-unaware that this years lineup is one of the best they’ve ever curated.
Ali Barter, Banoffee, Battles, Beach House, Big Scary, Blank Realm, Chvrhces, DIIV, DMA’s, East India Youth, FIDLAR, Flume, GoldLink, Grimes, Health, Hermitude, High Tension, Hudson Mohawke, Japanese Wallpaper, Majical Cloudz, Methyl Ethel, METZ, Purity Ring, QT, Royal Headache, Shamir, Silicon, Slum Sociable, Sophie, The Goon Sax, The Internet, The Smith Street Band, Thundercat, Tobias Jesso Jr., Vince Staples, Violent Soho, The Hard Aches, Good Boy, A.D.K.O.B., ESESE, Fait.
Not that we need to give you a reason to go this year (^^^ that line-up doe), but on the very off chance that we do here’s an explainer: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is an event that makes us think ‘oh, would you look at that, Australia IS a ~hub~ of good music’. The team behind the festival spends a shitload of time tracking down fresh new artists and forms of music to be consumed by its patrons (mmm, yeah, take in all the good noise, baby). Their attention is then poured into creating a top-notch setting which, as participants of previous years will happily tell you, does a darn good job of heightening your overall experience.
Its not a huge festival, its a lil’ baby when stacked against the likes of the turbo-central, stringlet conventions that circulate our country. Laneway’s chill vibes and good tunes are why people clamour to get tickets year in, and year out. While on the topic of clamouring to get some tickets, try your hand at the competition below and you + a pal could be going to your nearest event.
If you’re hoping to have just scored yourself a double-pass courtesy of the champions at Budweiser (*throws confetti at face*), or have found yourself on this page to re-hype your hype, then get around PEDESTRIAN.TV’s ‘I FKN CNT W8 TO SEE THAT BEAUTIFUL BASTARD PLAY’ track-list below.
Based in LA, the R&B/neo-soul group produces a sound that somehow captures the very essence of a Sunday arvo (we’ll launch an investigation into this and report back). All six members will be taking to the stage to sooth the lucky souls at Laneway.
You would know the songstress Claire Boucher by her more recognisable ‘aspiring warrior poet’ mantle of GRIMES. She’s back for the first time in nearly four years and is set to deliver a whole host of new material.
Laneway themselves have declared that Shamir is set to make a splash this year saying, “There’s always one artist that makes an indelible mark on the Laneway touring party and SHAMIR is our pick for 2016.” We’re confident they’re making the right call.
When Rolling Stone dubs you, “the most exciting man in rap,” you best believe you’re the most exciting goddamn man in rap. Make Vince Staples a staple of your existence ASAP.
It seems pretty obvi that Fidlar spent minimal time sitting around fiddling with themselves while developing their noise. They’ve begun a new flirtation of late – one that steps into the realms of pop, synth, scuzz and rock which, as always, sounds bueno.
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